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£5.99
Grafted Tomato Plant - Lycostandard 3221

Grafted Tomato Plant - Lycostandard 3221

Solanum lycopersicum

Suttons Best in Trials Lycopene "Standard Type"

Maybe the most versatile group: you can slice them for sandwiches, but you can also fry them and cook them as you like. The taste is more acidic than that of the cherry ones. Supplied in a 10cm pot.

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Delivery: Despatch from May 2019
Code: 262265
1 x 10cm Potted Plant
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Suttons Best in Trials Lycopene "Standard Type"

Maybe the most versatile group: you can slice them for sandwiches, but you can also fry them and cook them as you like. The taste is more acidic than that of the cherry ones. Supplied in a 10cm pot.

  • High in Lycopene Content
  • Turbo Grafted - upto 75% more fruit

What is lycopene? Lycopene is a bright red compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables but especially tomatoes. It is thought to be one of the key factors providing the perceived health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and some epidemiological studies suggest an association with reduced cardiovascular disease. It is an antioxidant with the ability to ‘mop up’ damaging free radicals in the body.

Are homegrown tomatoes really better than standard supermarket tomatoes? With growing interest in healthy eating, a number of plant breeders are trying to identify tomato varieties with naturally higher levels of lycopene. Suttons, and the University of Exeter set out to discover which of these new and traditional varieties contain the very highest levels. We grew over 80 varieties then whittled them down to the 24 which grew well, cropped heavily and tasted great, after all, this is not a purely academic exercise, we are trying to find the best varieties for gardeners to enjoy growing and eating at home! Our trials showed that all tomatoes are not born equal with the best varieties containing a whopping 8 times more lycopene than the lowest. Just out of interest, we tested some standard supermarket tomatoes and guess what. . . . .they came a miserly 23rd out of 24!

So in this instance, growing your own really could be better for you and for the very best results, you should choose one of our ‘high lycopene’ varieties, not just for the health benefits, but because we’ve also made sure that they crop well and taste great too.

Colour:Red

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Potted

Aftercare - Moderate:True

Height:201-250cm

Spread:51-60cm

Spacing:51-60cm

Fruit:True

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

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All Suttons products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
 
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